Additional State Pension

Pre April 2016, if you were employed you paid Class 1 National Insurance this entitled you to the Basic StatePension and an Additional State Pension. The Additional State Pension was based on your earnings along with theNational Insurance contributions you had made. If you had built up a sizable entitlement to Additional State Pension by April 2016, this could mean that you have already built up a pension under the old system that is worth more than the full new State Pension of £175.20 a week.

If this is you, you will get the full new State Pension amount and will keep any amount above this as a ‘protected payment’, which will increase with inflation.

Post April 2016, you will have stopped building up any more State Pension under the old rules, including via theAdditional State Pension.

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You can also request contact details from the Pension Tracing Service by phone or by post.

The Pension Tracing Service
Telephone: 0800 1223 170
From outside the UK: +44 (0) 1782 389134
Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

The Pension Tracing Service
The Lantern
High Street
EX34 9QB

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